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Rough Sketch: June 29, 2008 - July 5, 2008

Spinning the Economy

Think you're worried about the economy? Phillip Swagel is a wreck. The assistant Treasury secretary for economic policy, Swagel came out for his monthly economic briefing yesterday, 90 minutes after the Labor Department reported that the country had shed jobs in June for the sixth straight month. Does this mean...

By Dana Milbank  | July 4, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Not So Quiet on the Third Front

At this rate, the October Surprise won't be very surprising. The threats, counterthreats, and counter-counterthreats between Israel, Iran and the United States have reached new levels of hysteria in recent days. Israel openly threatens to attack Iran's nuclear program, Iran threatens to shut down oil-shipping lanes, and the commander of...

By Dana Milbank  | July 3, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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